So! Welcome back and all that.
Turns out having a baby kind of changes your definition of free time or “me time”. Everything that was not “baby” or “keeping up the house” turned into “sleep”, so yeah. It’s been a while.
Special thanks to our House of Representatives for giving me the least restful vacation ever, and yay! I have some time to dust off the old blog. Thought I’d take some bandwidth and show you all what I’ve been up to during the shutdown.
Day 1: Said goodbye to my office.
So many people tried “logging out” and filing “furlough” time cards at the same time that most of us couldn’t. Sigh.
Day 2: Brookfield Zoo time!
Eva enjoyed playing with her cousins at the zoo.
Day 3: IKEA trip
Eva loves her new table and chairs. I loved being able to actually put together something from IKEA without losing any pieces. Well, I found them eventually, anyway.
Day 4: Dandelions
Eva totally understood the concept while I held the flower, but once she was in charge…
Day 5: Crafts at The Ernst house
While I enjoyed the use of the numerous power tools, Eva enjoyed all the new toys. She also enjoyed stealing them from her cousins, with the force – but, you know, cute force. We’ll work on that.
(More on that craft project in a later post)
Day 6: Gavin’s birthday
We had a great time celebrating Gavin’s first birthday with my BFF. Eva especially liked being helpful with his new farm.
Day 7: Morton Arboretum Day
Eva was not in the mood for portraits this day.
“Here mom, all these pretty leaves around me and I found the only brown one for you!” (Argh)
Day 8: I went to the dentist. It was about as fun as you would expect.
Day 9: Chicago Botanic Garden Day
Turns out Eva is a big fan of finding the largest patch of grass and just letting loose.
I can’t say I blame her.